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1927 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1927 record5–4 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coachAndy Gustafson (2nd season)
CaptainAlbert Ewell Bailey
V. E. Miles
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State § 4 0 0     9 1 0
Georgia Tech § 7 0 1     8 1 1
Tennessee § 5 0 1     8 0 1
Vanderbilt 5 0 2     8 1 2
Georgia 6 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 5 2 0     7 3 0
Ole Miss 3 2 0     5 3 0
Virginia 4 4 0     5 4 0
Clemson 2 2 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 4 1     5 4 1
LSU 2 3 1     4 4 1
Mississippi State 2 3 0     5 3 0
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 4 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 0     5 4 0
Maryland 3 5 0     4 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 5 1     2 5 1
North Carolina 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     2 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 6 1
Auburn 0 6 1     0 7 2
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1927 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1927 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Andy Gustafson and finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 24Roanoke*W 21–2
October 1Hampden–Sydney*
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 13–0
October 8at Colgate*
W 6–0
October 15vs. MarylandNorfolk, VAL 7–13
October 22at VirginiaL 0–7
October 29at Chattanooga*L 13–14
November 5vs. South Carolina
W 35–0
November 12Washington and Leedagger
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 21–04,000[3]
November 24vs. VMI
L 9–12
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1927 Virginia Tech football schedule[5]

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1927 football team according to the roster published in the 1928 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[6]

VPI 1927 roster
  • Albert Ewell Bailey (Capt.)
  • Joseph Murray Brown
  • John Edward Gray
  • Philip Smith Hotchkiss
  • William Coles Hudgins
  • John Ote Looney
  • Scotty MacArthur
  • Arthur Randolph Mahaney
  • Cloy Mattox

ReferencesEdit

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